Step 1:Register your team with the ‘head office’ to get an offical team number/name.
Step 2: Register for each individual event your team wishes to compete in.
Step 3: Know the dates and times of each event in your area.
Step 4: Prepare for ‘Field Trip Permission forms’ designated by your school district, as well as those required by VEX: Participant Consent Form
Step 5: Prepare a transportation plan for each event.
Step 6: Prepare an accomondation plan for each away event.
Step 7: Prepare for additional supervision as outlined by your school district’s field trip policies.
Know your Terms:
- Inspection Area (each robot has to be inspected: VEX IQ Challenge Inspection Checklist)
- Driver Skills Challenge
- Programming Skills Challenge
- STEM Project (Game Manual)
- Game Match Fields
- Registration table
- Pit Area
- Pit tables
- Qualifying Rounds (matches)
- Alliance Selections
- Semi Final Rounds / Final Rounds
Your should: Know the Game
Your should: Read the game Documentations: VEX IQ Game Manual
Consider: Experiment with your Robot
Consider: Attend a Scrimmage/Practice Match
Consider: Get Advice and Feedback from the judges, referees, and your team coach(s)
Consider: Rebuild (if necessary) and Improve your robot
You Should: Sign up for a competition